CBD or cannabidiol is a naturally occurring component in cannabis plants. It is a safe and non-addictive substance found in cannabis. In fact, it is a type of plant-based cannabinoid called phytocannabinoids which give cannabis its unique therapeutic properties. CBD is unlike THC and does not induce the “high” feeling. THC and CBD act very differently in the human brain.
American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides safe and proven compounding medications to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and online nationwide.
Understanding the Way CBD Works
The human body has two primary cannabinoid receptors called CB1 and CB2. Cb1 receptors work in the central nervous system and brain with a marginal amount of activity in the peripheral tissue as well. CB2 receptors work on cells within the gastrointestinal tract and with immune function. CBD has no direct impact on CB receptors.
Instead, it works by augmenting and mimicking the effects of endogenous cannabinoids which make up the endogenous endocannabinoid system. A major role is played by the endocannabinoid system in a broad range of physiological processes. It is responsible for your immune functioning, mood, energy, bone density, blood pressure, stress, glucose metabolism, pain, hunger, and intestinal fortitude.
CBD Dosage Available at American Integrative Pharmacy
- Lip balms
- Other Topicals
Uses of CBD
These are a few non-FDA approved indications that may be helped by CBD:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Diabetic complications (neuropathy)
- Huntington’s disease
- Cardiovascular disease
- Crohn’s disease and Inflammatory Bowl
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
CBD is Legal
CBD oil products that are hemp delivered do not require a prescription and they can be purchased over the counter. Industrial hemp is a popular variety of Cannabis sativa grown specifically for industrial derivation of its by-products. The plant has high concentrations of CBD and low concentrations of THC.
However, you should know that the same consistency and quality is not present in all products. Additionally, the FDA doesn’t regulate the purity and safety of hemp-derived CBD oil products. You need to find a supplier that offer hemp-derived CBD oil products of exceptional quality.
Side Effects of CBD
CBD has a good safety profile and is generally well tolerated. Any reported side effects could be the outcome of a drug interaction between your current therapeutic regimen and CBD. You should not hesitate in asking the pharmacists at American Integrative Pharmacy about adding CBD to your daily therapeutic regimen and whether it will be beneficial in your overall health and wellness.
Difference Between Marijuana and Hemp
Marijuana and hemp belong to the cannabis family but are completely different. Hemp has a different cultivation, function, and application. It is used in a wide variety of applications where marijuana cannot be used, such as skin products, dietary supplements and clothing and accessories. Marijuana has high THC levels which causes intoxication. Hemp usually has 0.03% THC or lower.
AIP provides advanced compounding pharmacy solutions, including online prescription refills to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and online nationwide.
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American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Torrance, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Lomita and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.